The ICT Young Artists Academy is a five day intensive music camp for intermediate and advanced violinists and violists.  It will take place at Friends University, Riney Fine Arts Center, Monday through Friday, July 5 - 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM until 3:30 PM. There will be a performance at the end of the final day of camp.  The camp is limited to thirty violinists and ten violists. The camp day will include ensemble playing, masterclasses, private lessons, scale and theory classes, improv, fiddling,  and other topics classes.  We will most likely offer a hybrid program for 2021



*   Solo Bach

*   Standard Bow Strokes

*   The Grossman Method

*   Etude Works

*   Concerto Works

The cost of the ICT Young Artists Academy is $255.  Print and send in the application with your payment to ICT Young Artists Academy, 5730 Kentford Circle, Wichita, Kansas, 67220 or fill out the application below and make your payment on the payment portal below. 

A non-refundable $50 deposit is due at the time of your application; the remaining payment of $205 is due by June 12, 2021.  Openings are limited; please get your applications in early.  Email for additional information.


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Laura Hammes Black currently teaches 

violin privately in Wichita, Kansas and is on the violin faculty of Friends University.  She plays in the Wichita Symphony, the Music Theatre Wichita Orchestra, the Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra, and is the Associate Concertmaster of the Salina Symphony. Shefreelances throughout the Kansas area. In 2011 Ms. Black was the recipient of the Daniel J. Sevart Award for Community Service by the Wichita Symphony. She is also the Artistic Director and Strings Coordinator of Camp Allegro Wichita and is on the faculty of Bows at the Barn.  She has played in professional orchestras in Michigan and Indiana. Ms. Black has a Master's of Music degree in Violin 

Performance with a minor in Music History from Indiana University and a Bachelor's of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan.


—  Laura Hammes Black, Violin